digital dental x-rays
Dental radiographs (X-rays) are essential, preventative, diagnostic tools that provide valuable information not visible during a regular dental exam. Dentists and dental hygienists use this information to safely and accurately detect hidden dental abnormalities and complete an accurate treatment plan. Without X-rays, problem areas may go undetected.
Dental X-rays may reveal:
- Abscesses or cysts
- Bone loss
- Cancerous and non-cancerous tumors
- Dental cavities
- Hidden tooth decay between the teeth
- Developmental abnormalities
- Poor tooth and root positions
- Problems inside a tooth or below the gum line
Finding and treating dental problems at an early stage can save you time, money, unnecessary discomfort, and your teeth!
Are Dental X-rays Safe?
Digital X-rays produce a low level of radiation and are considered safe. At our office, we take necessary precautions to limit your exposure to radiation when taking dental X-rays. We use lead apron shields to protect your body and also state-of-the-art digital sensors that reduce exposure time.
We are all exposed to natural radiation in our environment. The amount of radiation exposure from a full mouth series of X-rays is equal to the amount a person receives in a single day from natural sources.
If you have concerns about your teeth and gums, contact us for an appointment today.